Maple Bacon Ice Cream
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Maple ice cream combined with candied bacon bits.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 quart
  • For the Ice Cream Base:
  • 2 Cups of Cream (separated)
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Cup Grade A Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • For the Candied Bacon:
  • 10 strips thin cut bacon
  • ½ Cup light brown sugar
  • ½ Cup sugar
  1. For the Candied Bacon:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  3. Cook the bacon for 10 minutes
  4. Remove bacon from oven and brush on the sugar
  5. Place back in oven for additional 10 minutes
  6. Cool on wire rack until room temperature
  7. Chop into small pieces and refrigerate
  8. For the Ice Cream:
  9. Place 1 cup of cream in a metal bowl and place over ice
  10. Place into a medium saucepan the rest of the cream, the milk, the sugar, the maple sugar and the salt. Cook on medium heat until everything melts together.
  11. Whisk egg yolks in a separate metal bowl
  12. Slowly ladle the heated mixture to the egg yolks **IMPORTANT: while you are adding the mixture make sure you are furiously whisking the mixture to prevent the eggs from cooking!
  13. Once half the warmed mint mixture is mixed with the egg yolks, pour the ice cream and egg yolk mixture into the saucepan and continue to heat on medium low heat.
  14. Continue to heat the mixture until it thickens enough to cover the back of a spoon and leave a tracer of your finger.
  15. Once you get the proper thickness, strain the mixture into the cream you have set aside in the ice bath to stop the cooking process. You may see some small curdles of cooked egg, but that is okay as long as you strain the mixture.
  16. Stir the vanilla extract into the mixture and wait for it to reach at least room temperature so that it is safe to put in the fridge. At that point cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate anywhere from 2 hours - Overnight.
  17. Freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  18. Add the candied bacon to the ice cream a minute before removing from ice cream maker.
  19. Freeze overnight.
The colder the mixture you add to the ice cream maker, the less it has to churn. The less you churn your ice cream the better the texture, so DON'T BE LAZY and skip cooling down your mixture. I learned that the hard way!
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